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A very personal review of the PAM 432, Singapore boutique edition:

July 18 2012 at 2:01 PM
  (Login tchoo)
from IP address 202.156.9.254

Hi everyone!

It was a huge pleasure to receive the call last week from the ever-friendly Ida at the SG boutique and I must say I wasted no time in swinging by that evening....

The PAM 432 ... there have been quite a few other boutique editions released of course, but as a long time risti born and bred in Singapore this is a very special piece to me in a personal way:


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The dial is no different of course from the other boutique editions. As a confirmed T-dial fan, I had concerns at first about the colour of the luminova but in the flesh, it looks great. Its a very pleasant shade of brown, different from the 360 and of course my 1A and 2A but goes great with the Assolutemente strap (another first for me, and one of the nicest OEM straps out there IMHO)

The pig is cute! I thought it would impact the clean look of the dial but I quite like it happy.gif

Hard to explain, but there are certain PAMs that look a bit better on someone else's wrist... this one in contrast, felt right at home from the start on mine ... great balance and great execution happy.gif


But the highlight of this watch, of course, has to be the caseback:

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We had a lot of fun speculating on what the caseback would be... I would have been happy with the Marina Bay Sands (with the Singapore Flyer in the background) which was widely rumoured... I would have NOT been happy with the Merlion (thank goodness!!) but in the end, Panerai went for a relatively safe but correct choice, the Raffles Place (financial district) skyline.

It resonates with me on a personal note as I've worked there for the best part of 2 decades now and I still think its one of the nicest parts of the island (well, not on a bad work day, but on most days! haha:) )

Seriously, looking at the caseback never fails to bring a smile ... I never knew when I first stumbled on the brand and on Paneristi in 2006 that one day I would actually own a PAM with a little piece of Singapore on the back happy.gif Very well done, Panerai!

My huge thanks to the bros who made this possible and to Antonius and his most excellent crew at the SG boutique who never fail to provide the most excellent service whenever I pop by happy.gif


Many thanks for reading this post. Cheers!

TC






 
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(Login KerwinL)
114.108.192.15

Congrats TC!

July 18 2012, 2:11 PM 

Wonderful addition to your Panerai stable my friend. Thanks for your review and the case back is beautiful! Wear it in the best of health bro! happy.gif

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(Login osp800)
175.142.43.32

Big Congrats Terence!!

July 18 2012, 2:20 PM 

Very nice piece happy.gif

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(Login patStc)
220.255.1.92

Did the gudfaddah get one?

July 18 2012, 2:32 PM 

Sure hope he did happy.gif. Major congrats bro, and thanks to Anto and the wonderful boutique crew. Great job!

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Ken
(Login Ken-Ho)
220.255.2.57

Congrats on owning this handsome piece, TC.

July 18 2012, 2:36 PM 

The excitement of collecting a PAM from the boutique is truly an awesome experience.

Wear it in the best of health and thanks for sharing your joy.


Cheers,

Ken

~Live Life To The Fullest~

 
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(Login TRISTAN29)
220.255.1.148

Congrat bro and well written.+1.

July 18 2012, 2:58 PM 


 
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Ray
(Login rybst)
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Congrats

July 18 2012, 3:19 PM 

Nice one!
Now they need to open a boutique in Sydney or Melbourne and do an Aussie edition!

 
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Yeu Huan
(Login hugewhaleshark)
220.255.2.26

Great post and great piece bro!!!

July 18 2012, 3:26 PM 

Really puts a smile on my face!!! Love the 432...

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"Aiyah Panerai, buay beh liao eh lah." / Singapore
"Agak gila Panerai." / Indonesia
"Owh, Besarnya!!!" / Malaysia

 
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(Login samrotandi)
36.73.36.12

Congratulations TC!

July 18 2012, 3:37 PM 

What a fine and deserved community watch for you and the SG Risti

I always like the boutique edition series , as I'm a fan of the Luminor Marina dial configuration

+ the way they made it with such nice font on the numbers makes it one of the best looking 44mm luminor out there...

So congratulations again on your latest catch! And hope we'll meet again in near future

Cheers!!



Sam

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Alfred
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Congrats , TC

July 18 2012, 3:43 PM 


 
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Gatsby
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Congrats bro :-)

July 18 2012, 3:45 PM 

Very happy for you.

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Krieng
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Congrats on the SG Panerai, you really deserved it m8 - nt

July 18 2012, 4:13 PM 



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Panerai....So Much More Than Just A Watch!!

 
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H2Finally
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HUGE Congrats bro!! :))))

July 18 2012, 4:19 PM 



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chua
(Login chuaks)
220.255.2.89

Congrats!

July 18 2012, 4:24 PM 

That is truly a Singapore special...happy.gif
I was hoping that the caseback will be Marina Bay Sands (with the Singapore Flyer). The business district skyline is not a bad choice as well.
Enjoy the watch.

Cheers!
chua

PS: I just picked up mine as well. happy.gif

 
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(Login sgristialex)
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Congrats. Bro. At last you got it too....

July 18 2012, 4:34 PM 



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(Login dsiewmy)
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congrats TC! lovely watch

July 18 2012, 5:00 PM 



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J-F
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Nice :)

July 18 2012, 5:47 PM 

nice watch and purchase wink.gif

 
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(Login panerai4life)
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Huge congrats TC, wear her in the best of health my friend nt

July 18 2012, 6:04 PM 



"Passion is something way beyond any explanation or imagination"

 
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(Login benson39)
220.255.1.96

big congrats bro:))

July 18 2012, 6:56 PM 

Hope to see it in flesh soon!!

Officine Panerai~ more than a watch... it's fun to wear a war tools on wrist!!
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(Login tchoo)
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Thanks for all your good wishes bros!!

July 19 2012, 12:42 AM 

.... most appreciated.

Hope to catch up with you guys in person soon!

Cheers and thanks again happy.gif !

TC


 
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KevC
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Wow! A nice piece

July 19 2012, 1:21 AM 

Stumbled on this piece and it makes me miss Singapore!

Hope I can make a trip back soon and see one of these in the flesh at the boutique.

 
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Diluted Magnetics
(Login dilutedmagnetics)
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Congrats TC!

July 19 2012, 1:29 AM 

Wear it in good health e3A)


 
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(Login HKJ195)
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Congrats bro... how lucky

July 19 2012, 4:08 AM 

you are one of the 200 getting this unique piece happy.gif


 
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DXG
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Beautiful piece, Congrats TC

July 19 2012, 4:51 AM 



Have a nice day everyone!

Best regards
DXG
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Zameen Zahari
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Big big congrats bro!! Wear her in the best of health<nt>

July 19 2012, 5:17 AM 



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(Login panerimo)
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Congrats TC

July 19 2012, 9:26 AM 

Many many luminor !

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(Login tchoo)
202.156.9.248

Most definitely bro :) Haha :)

July 19 2012, 12:41 PM 

Take care!

TC

 
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(Login tchoo)
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Thanks again, my friends :) Most appreciated. See you guys soon! nt

July 19 2012, 12:37 PM 

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Jimmy.
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I'm...

July 19 2012, 3:23 PM 

so jealous. sad.gif

Congrats broT.



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(Login evertech)
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Congratulations Terence!

July 19 2012, 8:26 PM 

keke...

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(Login edop)
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Re: A very personal review of the PAM 432, Singapore boutique edition:

July 21 2012, 8:52 AM 

congrats

 
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